Michael Doran


Michael is co head of our Real Estate team and advises institutions, investors, asset managers and corporates on their real estate needs.

Michael has a market leading practice and extensive experience advising on all aspects of commercial and institutional residential property and on land development. He provides solution-based asset management advice to commercial and PRS (private rented sector) landlords and asset managers.

Michael has supported many multinational clients that have invested in Irish real estate.


  • Real Estate
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Real Estate Development
  • Transactional Property Law
  • Investment
  • Asset Management

Representative Matters

  • Acted for Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) in the sale of 92 acres in Newland’s Cross, Dublin to Hibernia REIT and related overage agreement.
  • Acted for Irish institution in the separate acquisitions of 1 Harbourmaster Place, IFSC, Dublin 1 (let to KPMG), Childers Road Retail Park, Limerick (now called Limerick One), Unit 1 Aerodrome Business Park and 100/101 and 80 Grafton Street, Dublin 2 (let to AIB and Molton Brown).  
  • Acted for publicly quoted home builder in licence agreement with NAMA appointed receivers over a substantial residential development site in Douglas, County Cork. 


Chambers and Partners, 2018

Clients appreciate that he is "fully up to speed" with ongoing matters and praise his "attention to detail and precision." 

Chambers and Partners, 2017

“A pleasure to deal with and is highly responsive."

Recent Work

Michael has had several articles published in the Irish Law Times.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

Michael has lectured and tutored on the Professional Practice Course of the Law Society of Ireland.

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Areas of Expertise

Real Estate Law Retail Group Investment Group Commercial Real Estate Finance

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland


Trinity College Dublin, LL.B